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Using Readers’ Theater for Supporting the Health and Safety of Farmers and Their Families

By Edward J Sheldon / October 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

Thursday, October 15 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET This webinar presents the concept of didactic readers’ theater as an educational intervention to influence social norms in communities. Findings from the multiple award winning Farm Dinner Theater, an R01 research study funded by NIOSH, will be presented. This entertaining format resulted in over half of the…

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Free Official 840 RFID Cattle Tags Available for a Limited Time

By Edward J Sheldon / September 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

Source: Denise Derrer – Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) Electronic identification in the form of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags continues to be the standard for identifying cattle in the state of Indiana. Hoosier cattle producers have placed nearly 2 million 840 tags since 2014. The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH)…

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Dry weather causing Indiana counties to enact burn bans

By Edward J Sheldon / September 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

A few Indiana counties have already enacted open burning bans due to the dry weather conditions we are experiencing. Even if your county is not currently under a burn ban, always use caution when burning leaves, debris, or when enjoying a recreational fire! The Indiana Department of Homeland Security current burn ban map can be…

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National Preparedness Month: Teach Youth About Preparedness

By Edward J Sheldon / September 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

Source: FEMA September is National Preparedness Month. Each week, National Preparedness Month will highlight easy-to-follow steps that your family can take to improve preparedness at home. This week, the theme is “Teach Youth About Preparedness.” Disasters affect everyone, and it’s important to include our children in preparing for emergencies, including COVID-19. According to research published by FEMA’s Individual…

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Maintenance Is Crucial to Prevent Combine Fires

By Edward J Sheldon / September 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

Harvest 2020 in Indiana and other Midwestern states is starting very dry! Much of Indiana is currently rated as “abnormally dry” or even “moderate drought” and very little if any precipitation is in the near-term forecast. Combine fires cost farmers millions of dollars in damages every harvest, and in dry years such as 2020, the…

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2019 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary and National Farm Safety & Health Week

By Edward J Sheldon / September 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agricultural industry.  For this reason, September 20-26, 2020 will be recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944, when President Roosevelt proclaimed the first event.  The…

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Roots of the Soil: Strategies and Resources for Succession Planning

By Edward J Sheldon / September 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

Webinar presented August 26, 2020 CLICK HERE to access an archived video of the workshop. (or) visit http://www.agrability.org/online-training/archived/webinar-series/ for links to this and other AgrAbility webinars, as well downloadable presentation and handout files. This webinar focused on basic strategies and first steps for succession. Succession planning begins with conversations; communication in the succession process is…

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National Preparedness Month: Prepare for Disasters

By Edward J Sheldon / September 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Source: FEMA September is National Preparedness Month. Each week, National Preparedness Month will highlight easy-to-follow steps that your family can take to improve preparedness at home. This week, the theme is “Prepare for Disasters.“ To properly prepare for disasters, know the common disasters for your location and then mitigate the risk. For example, did you know the Midwest…

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Healing the Heartland

By Edward J Sheldon / September 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Suicide Prevention: What to know and how to help Online Webinar September 29, 2020; 9:00 a.m Mental health issues are impacting our agricultural and rural communities each and every day. Increased understanding of the impact, resources and ways to overcome this impact is needed.   Together, we must seek to be better informed and discover solutions…

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National Preparedness Month: Build a Kit

By Edward J Sheldon / September 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

September is National Preparedness Month. Each week this month, National Preparedness Month will highlight easy-to-follow steps that your family can take to improve preparedness at home. This week, the theme is Make A Kit. After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other…

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